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first_imgIt’s an early Saturday morning, the text alert sounds on my phone. The sun shining off the ocean through the window pokes me in the eye.  Fumbling for the phone, I already know who it is.  My sister, her text simply reads:  “table on alley behind St. Charles, trash pickup a couple blocks away, need it for house?”  No, I think, I don’t need it but I sure do want it.  And so begins the hunt, the thrill of the chase.  It is time to turn that discarded table into a part of the furnishings in my collected- over- time themed beach home.Driving through Ocean City in the spring, a yard sale can be found around every corner. Cars are parked for blocks around, and droves of people happily sort through tables, racks, and overstuffed cardboard boxes hoping to find a small treasure or often times more importantly a deal, a steal. The advertised estate sale, you should forget about being the first inside. Shoppers must arrive at the crack of dawn, hours before the sale is to begin. The anticipation lingers in the warm misty salt air while waiting in line to be admitted.  Most ads list the common tag line “no early birds.”  What does this mean? Doesn’t the early bird get the worm?America is obsessed with the hunt. Old school yard sales and estate sales are dictated by the season.  Technology has expanded the ability to treasure hunt all year long.  Sites such as Craigslist, locally created online Facebook yard sale pages, and Wallenpop allow shoppers to seek out a deal no matter the weather or the location.  When browsing online there is no one directly in front of you gently caressing that one of a kind painting, deciding how it would look above the bed in the guest suite.  Yet if you log on too late after the seller posts, and see that there has been multiple requests to purchase that same sense of anticipation builds.  Your stomach can sink quickly. I really wanted that…  Technology allows us the ability to search multiple online sites and the chase continues.I love a piece that tells has a story to tell. There are many local treasures in my home, some purchased locally, some salvaged from past renovations and remodels, many purchased online.  From the now delicate wooden door knocker whittled in the shape of an old sea captain, hanging proudly on the front door of Mrs. Hoover’s house, to the oddly shaped monkey pod and driftwood coffee table, which my daughter claims she will hide when friends stop over, each one holds a special place in my heart.  There is the “Sea Harvest” painting I scored from the owner of the grand house which once stood on Corinthian, the fabulous rattan chandelier from the now gone house on Battersea, the rustic wine crates, from the cottage on Pinnacle, and the retro sitting room furniture sitting in our back cottage I found online.  In the framed newspaper article dated May 13, 1933 discovered behind the walls during the renovation of our Gardens Parkway house, Commodore Edgar Hires touts the great boating season the Ocean City Yacht Club would be enjoying that summer season. I obsessed over the pair of Lucite lamps now flanking our new buffet.  After lusting over these beauties through the window of the house slated to be torn down on West 16th Street, I hoped they would be there during the second day of the sale. At 50% off they are now mine.  All of these cast offs collected from around the island have become my treasures.Part of well-crafted beach house design lies in creating the collected look. It is no secret that I love a weathered old beach home full of history. This collected look can be created, even in a newly constructed home. Pairing yard sale or second hand pieces with expensive, or even mid- range priced furnishings lends itself to this aged beach house feel.  Some of my treasures will remain in my home no matter my address, some stay with the home when we sell, many are in some sort of a chaotic rotation I have created, and some are repurposed in others’ homes.  Collected pieces need not be used for their original or designated purpose.  The vintage sideboard can serve as a cabinet under the flat screen television, or be placed in a hall to hold towels and toiletries for our weekend guests.  Butcher block mounted on top of that mid-century modern dresser will now allow it to serve as a unique kitchen island.  Repurpose, reuse and recycle, to achieve the collected look.  In doing so, you are creating something unique, that no one else will have on display in their home.  So paint that dresser coral, recover that found chair in a bold ikat pattern, hot glue those oyster shells to the mirror you grabbed from the alley last weekend.The 6×20 storage room behind the first floor unit of my home, plays just the part. It houses framed prints, special serving pieces, distinct end tables, and that perfect lamp with the funky shade. Each is simply waiting for their turn, or possibly their new home. My husband continually asks me to compare a need to a want. Several weeks back when mentioning to him that instead of watching the game I would need him to accompany me to the mainland to pick up my newest find. He impressed this notion upon me.  Do you really need this? Nope, but I sure do want it.  Maybe I should have a yard sale?Do you have a great locally found treasure? Tell me about it: [email protected]last_img read more

first_imgTreñasparticularly wanted to see local war heroes such as Teresa Magbanua, GeneralMartin Delgado and General Macario Peralta in the murals. Accordingto Mayor Jerry Treñas, once done the Sambag murals would be inaugurated on Oct.24. “Sa Muelley Loney pila ka buildings(owners) nagsugot nga pintahan ta,”said Treñas. This mural in Barangay Sambag, Jaro, Iloilo City features prominent Iloilo structures such as the provincial capitol, city hall, Iloilo Convention Center, old Jaro municipal hall, the jeepney, and Dinagyang Festival Warriors. The city government will beautify the metropolis with murals, artworks painted or applied directly on walls or other permanent surfaces. The first batch of these murals would be painted in Barangay Sambag, Jaro district. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN “Gusto naton mga local artists ang maobra,” said Treñas. “Para nga madumduman sang mga Ilonggo ang mga heroes naton,” heexplained. Asidefrom walls, the city mayor said, overpasses and even posts would be painted,too. AfterBarangay Sambag, the next walls to be painted are those along Muelle LoneyStreet in the City Proper. center_img Topreserve the murals and protect them from vandals, the city mayor said,barangay officials and residents would be enlisted to take care of them./PN FineArts students of the University of San Agustin and Iloilo Science andTechnology University would be tapped for the murals. Buthe also appealed for volunteer artists. Thefirst batch of these murals would be painted in Barangay Sambag, Jaro district. DaviesPaints would provide the paints. ILOILOCity – The city government will beautify the metropolis with murals, artworkspainted or applied directly on walls or other permanent surfaces.last_img read more

first_img It took a flying save from Krul to keep out Cesc Fabregas’ 38th-minute piledriver and Pedro headed wastefully across goal after climbing high at the far post, but the opening goal eventually came at the other end with three minutes of the half remaining. Perez managed to get himself in between Zouma and Ivanovic and Anita crossed from deep and when the Chelsea pair inexplicably failed to intervene, the striker cushioned the ball before volleying it past the helpless Begovic. Newcastle extended their lead on the hour from a set-piece when Wijnaldum was allowed to meet Perez’s corner unchallenged and head firmly past Begovic’s despairing dive. But Ramires ensured a tense conclusion when he thumped a 25-yard drive into Krul’s top corner with 11 minutes remaining, and after Pedro had wasted a glorious opportunity to level, Willian deceived Krul with a curling free-kick to snatch a draw with four minutes remaining. The visitors might have emerged with all three points had Krul not clawed out Ramires’ 89th-minute header, but that would have been cruel. TWEETS OF THE MATCH “@MarioMelchiot: Ramires rocked woke me up. William’s delivery made me smile. Krul spoiled the party with a great safe on Ramires header. #mmlove #CFC” -Blues favourite Mario Melchiot shows some love to his former side after a dramatic fightback “@alanshearer: Gutted at the end! But see what happens when you work hard and put in the effort?! Well done. Keep it up #NUFC” – Toon legend Alan Shearer was pleased to see an improved performance from his side. PLAYER RATINGS Newcastle Tim Krul: 7 (out of 10) Daryl Janmaat: 7 Fabricio Coloccini: 7 Chancel Mbemba: 8 Kevin Mbabu: 7 Jack Colback: 7 Vurnon Anita: 8 Georginio Wijnaldum: 8 Moussa Sissoko: 6 Ayoze Perez: 9 Aleksandar Mitrovic: 6 Subs: Gabriel Obertan (on 53): 5 Ivan Toney (on 84): 5 Siem De Jong (on 90) – Chelsea Asmir Begovic: 7 Branislav Ivanovic: 5 Kurt Zouma: 4 Gary Cahill: 6 Cesar Azpilicueta: 7 Cesc Fabregas: 6 Nemanja Matic: 5 Oscar: 7 Eden Hazard: 7 Pedro: 6 Loic Remy: 6 Subs: Willian (on 60): 7 Radamel Falcao (on 60): 6 Ramires (on 72): 9 STAR PLAYER Ayoze Perez: Despite fading a little in the second half, the Spaniard set the tone for a brave performance by the hosts with his tireless early probing of the Chelsea rearguard. Brought a fine save out of Chelsea keeper Asmir Begovic before firing home the opener, and also produced the inch-perfect corner from which Georginio Wijnaldum scored the home side’s second. MOMENT OF THE MATCH Substitute Ramires hauled Chelsea out of a potential crisis after his late introduction, firing an unstoppable shot past Tim Krul to bring his side back into the game, and also playing his part in deceiving the keeper as Willian’s free-kick dribbled in for the equaliser. VIEW FROM THE BENCH Jose Mourinho’s relief was evident after his late substitutions turned the tide of the match but the late success will not match a dreadfully underwhelming first half performance from the champions. Meanwhile Newcastle boss Steve McClaren cut a frustrating figure after seeing his side fail to hang on for the first win he must have felt they so richly deserved. MOAN OF THE MATCH Maybe he was still brooding over the retrospective ban handed to Diego Costa this week. But neither that not his side’s poor start at St James’s Park could really justify the utterly morose figure the Portuguese “Special One” cut during his fleeting appearances on the touchline. WHO’S UP NEXT Manchester City v Newcastle (Premier League, Saturday October 3) FC Porto v Chelsea (Champions League, Tuesday September 29) Newcastle manager Steve McLaren was pleased to see such a dramatic improvement in performance following the midweek loss in the Capital One Cup. In the end, he was pleased with a point despite coming so close to the win. “(We were) so close to a great win, and then you think at 2-2 with five minutes to go you could still lose it as the momentum had swung,” he told Sky Sports. “In the end, the way we played an responded after this week, to a man, their attitudes were excellent and I thought the crowd responded to that. “We looked a team today. That was more like it.” He added: “That’s the benchmark in terms of attitude and what you need to give the crowd. I wish we’d have won as the belief would have really risen but today will help.” His opposite number, Jose Mourinho, criticised his players after making a sluggish start. “I think in the first half, from 0-10, we were -1,” he said. “In the second half we played very well. “Ramires and Willian moved the game and brought more intensity that Newcastle couldn’t cope with. The second half was really good. “I knew after the second goal we wouldn’t get the goal as I know what Newcastle wanted and what kind of referee Mr. Atkinson is. He stops the game, speaks too much and that would be difficult.” He added: “I have to try to understand why one team can play so bad in one half and so well in other. “The first half was really bad in every aspect of the game. Poor in individual performances and as a result of that, impossible for a team to be a good, competitive team.” Substitutes Ramires and Willian got Chelsea out of jail as they fought back from 2-0 down at Newcastle to snatch a point. Nevertheless, Jose Mourinho’s men find themselves nine points adrift of new leaders Manchester United after an uncharacteristically mixed start to the season. Few of the 48,682 who turned up at St James’ Park expected anything other than a comfortable away win given the quality of the opposition and the demoralising run of four defeats on the back of which McClaren’s men went into the game. The former England boss had warned that the change he is trying to implement would be painful and slow, but he must have been delighted with what he saw during a pulsating contest. Newcastle were simply unrecognisable from the disorganised and toothless rabble which had succumbed in such tame fashion to Watford a week earlier and even more horrendously, to Sheffield Wednesday’s reserves in midweek. They had to defend and defend well with youngster Kevin Mbabu making his league debut in the unaccustomed role of left-back as Chelsea moved the ball confidently and counter-attacked at blistering place. But with Aleksandar Mitrovic, fresh back from his three-game ban, giving the Magpies a focal point, the likes of Vurnon Anita, Perez and Wijnaldum were revitalised. Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma blasted a fourth-minute free-kick wide and striker Loic Remy turned a driven Branislav Ivanovic cross just wide of Tim Krul’s left post. But as they grew in confidence, the home side started to make an impact and Asmir Begovic was forced into saves from Perez and Daryl Janmaat in quick succession. Ayoze Perez and Georginio Wijnaldum had left the reigning Barclays Premier League champions looking at a fourth successive defeat at St James’ Park, but the Brazilian duo came off the bench to claim a 2-2 draw as Steve McClaren came within four minutes of a first league win of his reign. It was tough on the Magpies, who turned in their best performance of the campaign to date, but even the most one-eyed of home fans could not deny that the visitors deserved something for their efforts after launching a concerted fightback. Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (4) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Judy Casner · 234 weeks ago Congrats to Baylee and all the team. We loved watching the game! Jack & Judy Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Sandy Meridith · 234 weeks ago Argonia, great High School, great Players and great coach, Dixie Report Reply 0 replies · active 234 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down shawn · 233 weeks ago Nice! How exciting for Baylee. Way to go coach for keeping with the records . Report Reply 0 replies · active 233 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down clash royale apk 34p · 232 weeks ago Argonia, great High School, great Players and great coach, Dixie Report Reply 0 replies · active 232 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Baylee Booker during her performance against Flinthills. Photo by Jessica Fitch.by Tracy McCue , Sumner Newscow — In basketball, they call it “getting into the zone” — that rare occasion when a basketball player gets so hot he/she can’t miss. But Baylee Booker, an Argonia freshman girls basketball player, wasn’t just hot last Friday night – she was record-setting, unstoppable, smoking, burn-the-gym-down hot.And she appears to be on her way to making the state record books.On Friday night, when the Argonia girls upset Flinthills 65-54 at home, Booker went 8-for-8 from beyond the 3-point line. She had scored 26 points for the game including a layup. After review of the books and looking at both the game films of Argonia and Flinthills, it was determined Booker never missed.Argonia girls head coach Dixie Brewster called the Kansas Sports Hall of Fame this week, and officials there say that there has never been a girl basketball player who has shot more than five three-pointers without missing.“You see players go 1-for-1 or 2-for-2 on 3-pointers a lot,” Brewster said. “But it is highly unusual to get one girl hitting 4-for-4. Baylee had eight of them. Incredible.”The girls basketball record for 3-pointers is 12, Brewster said. But even that girl wasn’t shooting 100 percent.The thing is, nobody realized such a record was happening at the time.Oh, everyone knew Booker was hot that night, for sure. And she was nailing her outside shots despite being sick with a stomach virus. She had to leave at one point in the fourth quarter to vomit in the locker room.But Booker came back and asked the coaches if she could play again. Brewster put her back on court and she hit another 3-pointer.“We were talking about it after the game and my husband, Dean, does books,” Brewster said. “I asked him if she had four or five 3-pointers, not really keeping track. We looked at the book, and holy cow she hit eight shots.”Then after some more talk, nobody could remember if she actually missed a shot.“We started looking at the film and the answer was no,” Brewster said. “She never did.”The thing is, there was no game plan to give Booker the ball and let her shoot. Jessie Tracy, a junior, is the team’s best 3-point shooter.“They were more focused on her,” Brewster said. “We have always told our girls, if there is a hot shooter, get her the ball. Baylee was hot that game, but never was that really the focus. It just happened.”Flinthills was in a zone defense most of the evening, and there was no box-and-one defense implemented on her when she started scoring. Booker is only 5-0 and her being a freshman may have made the opponent overlook her, Brewster speculated.For the Argonia girls, it was a huge win. The Lady Raiders knocked off the No. 2 team in the SCBL, which up to that point hadn’t lost in league play. The Red Raiders were 6-11 at the time and are now 8-11 after another win Tuesday against Oxford.Booker, who averages six points a game, had two points on Tuesday night against Oxford. Like getting that hole in one in golf, getting in a record setting zone doesn’t happen every ball game.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more